Source of Sediment Hazards on Steep Slopes: Research Brief

In southern California, the slopes are famous for producing high sediment yields following fires. The authors showed that large volumes of sediment are released when the “dams” are burned in wildfires in these ecosystems.
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DiBiase, R.A., and M.P. Lamb. 2013. Vegetation and wildfire controls on sediment yield in bedrock landscapes. Geophysical Research Letters 40:1093-1097.